THE BIG EAST CONFERENCE THREAD

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    No. 16 Xavier wins 6th straight, 97-82 over St. John's

    Alone atop the Big East, No. 16 Xavier is taking a lot of confidence into its most challenging stretch yet. And the Musketeers are getting senior guard Myles Davis back, too.

    Edmond Sumner had 20 points and seven assists on Saturday, leading a balanced offense that swept Xavier to a 97-82 victory over St. John's. The Musketeers (13-2, 3-0) are the last unbeaten team in league play.

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    No. 22 Xavier pulls away to 86-75 win over Georgetown

    As the first half wound down, point guard Edmond Sumner headed to the end of the Xavier bench, sat down and winced. His left shoulder was hurting so bad.

    Not bad enough to keep him from frustrating the Hoyas again.

    Sumner led a second-half surge that swept No. 22 Xavier to an 86-75 victory over Georgetown on Sunday, ending the Musketeers' longest losing streak in three years.

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    Georgetown pulls away late to upset No. 11 Butler 85-81

    Georgetown coach John Thompson III watched anxiously while his team scrambled to get in position for a shot late in the game.

    Eventually, Jessie Govan bailed the Hoyas out.

    The sophomore center hit a 3-pointer from NBA range with 1:03 left, and Georgetown pulled out an 85-81 upset at No. 11 Butler on Saturday night.

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    Villanova dominates St. John's in record-setting win

    Villanova may not have played the perfect game but the Wildcats weren't far off.

    Want some proof?

    The second-ranked and top-seeded Wildcats shot 63.2 percent (36 for 57) and committed just five turnovers in a record-setting 108-67 victory Thursday over St. John's in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals.

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    Xavier stays alive in Big East with win over No. 18 Butler

    Trevon Bluiett helped Xavier advance to the semifinals of the Big East Tournament and he may just have ensured the Musketeers will be playing in the NCAA Tournament as well.

    Bluiett scored 23 points, including a tough foul line jumper that broke the game's final tie with 16 seconds left, and Xavier beat No. 18 Butler 62-57 on Thursday night.

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    Hoyas dismiss coach John Thompson III after 13 seasons

    Georgetown has fired coach John Thompson III, the school announced Thursday.

    Thompson spent the past 13 seasons in charge of the Hoyas, going 278-151 with eight NCAA tournament appearances. The Hoyas finished 14-18 this season, including a 5-13 mark in Big East play.

    "It is with profound regret and deep appreciation that I informed John Thompson III this morning that the university will no longer be retaining his services as our head men's basketball coach," university president John J. DeGioia said in a statement.

    "For 13 years, he has been one of the elite coaches in college basketball. His performance as a coach has been exceptional, and he has served our community with remarkable distinction and integrity, sustaining our commitment to the academic performance of our students and providing them with the very best preparation for their lives beyond the Hilltop."

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    Xavier knocks off Arizona, earns first trip to Elite Eight since '08

    In a story March 24 about an NCAA Tournament game between Xavier and Arizona, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Xavier's record was 30-13. It should have been 24-13.

    A corrected version of the story is below:

    Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

    Xavier, behind Trevon Bluiett's 25 points, upsets Arizona 73-71 in West to reach Elite Eight

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    Rollie Massimino dies at 82

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    Rollie Massimino, who won more than 800 college basketball games and coached Villanova to an improbable national title in 1985, has died at the age of 82.

    Massimino had been battling lung cancer. He died at his home in Florida.

    He was best-known for leading an eighth-seeded Villanova team to a title with a 66-64 victory against No. 1 seed Georgetown and Patrick Ewing in the 1985 championship game. Massimino coached Villanova for 19 seasons and compiled a 355-241 record before leaving for UNLV in 1992.


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